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the economy to improve, but at a slower rate than the united states and develops nations. he's attending the g20 finance minister meetings. from the council on foreign relations, this is an hour. >> [inaudible] >> well, ladies and gentlemen, i'm cochair of the council on foreign relations, and we are privileged, indeed to have with us the honorable, highly experienced german government offiho crrently serving a minister o finance. you have the resumÉ, we are running late, and to maximize time for conversation, i'll be undipmatically brief, but let me say that minister has held four positions of chandler cole who served as federal minister for special tasks, head of the council and minister of the interior. under chancellor merkel 2005 to 2009 served as ministers of the interior. he is a long standing leader of the christian democratic union serving as its chair in 1991. he's bee a 1972 serving as parment ri whip from 1981-84, and in 1990, led negotiations for the reimplication of east east germ. he is proficient in economics of law, a doctor of law, and he's written a number of books most rec
, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she wants to have and those are the industries that don't want to lose. i point that out just to point out that if you do get serious about protectionism, protectionism has a logic to it which if you understand what
of tumultuous, russia's president is coming under controver controversy. while russia's economy hadn't performed badly last year, falling commodity prices risk pushing the country into recession. these comments come just hours after president putin threatened to fire officials for not following his orders on public spending. geoff cutmore is outside this event. what are you hearing about these concerns and the russian economy overnight? >> reporter: absolutely. fascinating issue. we clearly see some risks emerging in the russian government at this point. and i just want to put that issue to one side for a moment. because i have with me li jiaoung. he is a former chinese minister. i'm fortunate to get the opportunity to talk to him at this event. thanks very much for speaking to me. if i could just start off by asking you, clearly, the world has been focused on the terrorist events in boston and this tragic, very un pleasaplea event. i wonder if you could dwifs a perspective from the chinese point of view here because nobody wants to see terrorism and in particular i think the chinese have an int
or does it matter if an economy will print or grow or whatever? >> the study which said once government debt hits 90% of gdp growth goes off a cliff has been thoroughly discredited and they must kick themselves that they made a mistake on the spreadsheet. people pay attention to the paper which has just come out that shows that this is a pretty sloppy piece of work. the conclusion drawn in terms of the impact of high debt to growth has been basically discredited now. it's fairly clear that governments have a lot more scope to deal with problems. >> was china wrong to pursue this strategy then to help cushion the effect of the global financial crisis and even though people are quite concerned about it including some of the chinese themselves, it sounds like from what you're saying all things considered you don't see a hard landing or crisis as a result. >> as you always say in china, it's too early to tell. i think they have a margin to get things right. if you look at greece, they went into european monetary union and have this lovely window to fix things. a lot of credit with foreign i
includes a substantial drop we experienced with the recession in 2008 and 2009 and a fairly week economy since then. it says that people do value hard copy correspondence from businesses. they want that information in hard copy and they're resisting the idea of going totally digital. we've heard of people that did do that and either piss manied a payment or got nervous and said hey, start those bills back up again. don't write the obituary for first class mail. it accounts for $28 billion of revenue for the postal service today and i guarantee you it's the going to be around for a long while. the most promising part of our business in terms of growth is package delivery, which is up ricin threat. mail got delivered. you saw what happened with hurricane sandy, the mail got delivered. day in and day out, do an excellent job and the postal service plays an important role in the american economy but today it has a business model that is broken. the good thus -- news is that it can be fixed. it requires we ask fundamental questions about what kind of postal service is best for america in the
rights prevail our countries where people do better, economies thrive, rule of law is stronger, governments are more effective and more responsive, and they are countries that lead on the world stage and project stability across their regions. strong respect for human rights isn't merely an indicator that a country is likely doing well. it actually unleashes a countries potential, and it helps to advance growth and progress. so i ask you just to think of the country like burma for a minute. because of steps towards democratic reform and stronger human rights protections, a country that had been isolated for years is now making progress. as it reached where we wanted to be? know, but it's on the road. it's moving. and more people are contributed economy and participating in the government, leading toasr growth andnt. and by starting to embrace universal rights, the burmese government has opened the doors to a stronger partnership with their neighborhood and with countries around the world. many challenges remain. corruption has to be rooted out. remaining political prisoners nee
that it doubles down on a dead end energy policy that's hurting our economy, hurting our environment and our health. burning fossil fuels is a primary cause of climate change, and we simply can't afford to continue down this destructive path. it makes far more sense to focus on developing the clean, renewable energy technologies that we all know we're going to need down the road. developing these technologies will create quality, long-term jobs that can't be shift overseas. it's good for business. it's good for our planet. it's good for our national security. there's no reason why we can't put aside our differences and take action to promote a clean energy future. it's what our constituents sent us here to do. our window of opportunity is rapidly closing. the time to act is now. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam
enough to keep united states competitive in our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion about what is going on in america, i travel to germany where i met a man who gave me -- who told me how things were done in germany compared to america. there are many specialist in america, but our system in germany is very dynamic. our workers are used in very many areas of the work. my american rent was supplies -- see the same staff. all three eggs are learned in the apprenticeship area it is the world -- apprenticeship. >> apprenticeship? not good enough? i needed an explanation. that is what i spoke to the headmaster of whence mr. -- of westminster academy. >> one of the challenges is that changing. it was a time in which the mother, father, children, could be the home in which they would be growing up with both parents. now when students go to school they only have one parent or there are issues in the home, they are bringing those challenges into the classroom. i think what schools should do is help children love to learn, love to read, become thinkers. become problem solvers.
the economy french economy is in. now, the german survey responses say the economies were worried about the impact prices. in france, they're much more domestically focused with some suggestions that things couldn't get any worse. >> well, the domestic situation is already a known negative. just to recap for viewers, as well, the composite, which includes both the services and is manufacturing, pmi came in at 46.5 in april for the eurozone. that was just ever so slightly above the 46.4 estimate and manufacturing came in 46.5. the services figure was 46.6. but, again, it's some of the weakness in the core economy of germany that's catching the market's attention this morning. the euro weaker, the xetra dax off by about 0.2%. we're going to get some uk data out at 9:30. also coming up on the show, the how companies are battling to take a foothold in the alternative energy market in china. then at 11:10, we'll be joined by jim o'neill as he nears the end of his tenure at goldman sachs. we'll get his best and worst investment calls from his time in the city. we'll hear up for earnings from
workers is significant in our stagnant economy. the unemployment rate for blacks without a high school diploma was 12 percent, today, it's more than doubled, to 24.6%. now, that clearly shows that we have an oversupply of low skilled labor relative to the -- that is for workers in all such classes, particularly black americans, because research shows that 40 percent of the 18-point percentage decline in the employment rates of black males is attributable to illegal immigration. that's hundreds of thousands of blacks without jobs. it translates to hundreds of thousands who can't pay taxes, who don't support their families on their own dime. the evidence also indicated that in addition to the pressing wage -- sorry, employment levels, illegal immigration drove down wage levels, by the federal reserve bank of atlanta, for example, showed that illegal immigration, and the spike in illegal immigration, was attributable to the nearly $960 per year decrease in wage levels of documented georgians. and the leisure and hospitality industries, it was $1520. for doctors and lawyers, $960 may not b
worried about china especially about the economy after the lower than expected growth numbers that we saw this week. and he addressed that. he was talking a bit about the concerns about rising debt levels and he played those down. he played down the weaker growth. >> i don't think people should panic about chinese economy will continue to grow at the sustainable level. the government's target could be fulfilled without much difficulty and we aim at the quality of the growth. i don't think achieving 7, 7.5% is a big deal for china. i don't think so. >> the fund invests heavily in resources. i couldn't help myself from asking him specifically about gold. he believes the sudden drop in gold is general instability in the global economy. he hopes it comes back at some point soon. >> thank you very much. we were watching that and that's the perfect segue. we've been watching what's happening and it's important to see what the chinese think about this and no better person than cic chairman. we'll talk about gold and what's been happening not only with gold but also oil prices after yesterday slu
. that is simply not good enough. it keeps the united states competitive and our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion about what is going on in america, i traveled to germany. a cool tour ofng his butchery, he told me how things are done in germany compared to america. there are many specialis america. our apprenticeship system in germany is very dynamic. our workers are used in many areas of the work. my american friend was surprised to see the same staff sleeping and serving. and all the necessary things are learned in a three-year apprenticeship. this apprenticeship system serves as a worldwide example and should definitely be maintained. apprentices' ships? not good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that is what i spoke to dr. orsino, headmaster of west mr. academy. what kind of challenge to educators face today? there's a time in which the mother, father, children would ents gto school andnts wlde they only have one parent or there are issues at all. they bring those challenges into the classroom. i think schools should help children love to learn, love to read, becom
states competitive in our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion of what is going on in america, i traveled to germany -- he told up with me how things were done in germany. there are many such special in america. our apprenticeship program in germany is very dynamic. wasmerican friends surprised to see the same staff sweeping and serving. things areessary learned in the three-year apprenticeship. it serves as a worldwide example and should be maintained. >> apprentice ships? not a good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that is why i spoke to the headmaster of westminster academy. >> one of the challenge that educators face is the changing of the family. there was a time in which the mother, father, children would be a home in which they would be growing up with both parents. now when students go to school in the only have one parent or there are issues in the home, they're bringing those challenges and to the classroom. what schools could should do it should help children love to learn, love to read, it becomes thinkers, become learners, become problem so
? >> my instinct tells me that the answer is no, that in economic terms i think the market, the economy at large will move beyond this relatively quickly. but at the same time, there may be some lingering impact in terms of investor sentiment. the sell-off clearly that occurred on friday and then again on monday, in my opinion, was a reassessment of the pace of global growth. important to point out that most of the weakness yesterday was already in the market before the bombings took place. but clearly, there is an impact on investor sentiment, a reminder that it's a dangerous world. and so you may see a little bit less of a risk appetite going forward. in economic terms, i think we'll move beyond it fairly quickly. >> yeah. john, i guess you would ask, at this point, you wouldn't think that consumers would change behavior based on this. it could potentially aveng -- i don't know, whatever group you want to talk about, jonathan, restaurants or any type of tourists activities. nothing to expect at this point, do you think? >> if you said to me are consumers going to be spending time watc
despite the fact that these jobs are among the highest paying and the most stable jobs in our economy today. it is imperative that we encourage more young americans n.i.t. e studies in the fields. in particular because of the stark racial and gender gaps we see in the programs, it is imperative that we encourage more young women and students of color to enter these fields. we simply won't be able to remain a global leader in these mportant fields without more -- with more than 50% of our nation's brainpower sitting on the sidelines. h.r. 967 doesn't go as far as i would like it to go in addressing these challenges but it does show the need to educate more students in n.i.t. fields and provide the necessary authority for the agencies to pay an important and appropriate role here. and finally, i would be remiss not to mention that nitr-d program serves as a coordinating and planning umbrella for all unclassified federal cybersecurity r&d. our committee addressed specific needs in cybersecurity , r&d separately in h.r. 756 but in doing so, we made sure that both the intellectual and fina
the state of the economy. other people are talking about technical reactions, but also the numbers from the usa are not as good anymore. bank of america reported results that have been far on next -- under expectations. >> we will stay in frankfurt for a closer look at the numbers. the dax -- it is down by more than 2.3%. the euro stoxx 50 is down by more than 2%. across the atlantic, things there are also down in negative territory. the euro is drifting lower against the greenback, trading at a value of 1.3044. >> the british retailer tesco, the world's third-largest, says it is pulling out of the u.s. market. profits fell for the first time in 20 years. >> empathy says it wants it wants to refocus on its british operations ash the company says it wants to refocus on its british operations -- the company says it wants to refocus on its british operations. >> millions of germans were disappointed today when they went to get their mail and, lo and behold, the letterboxes were empty. no holiday postcards from friends. that's because thousands of postal workers have gone on warning strik
weeks. >> the german economy is slowly awakening from its winter sleep. the country's leading economic research institutes have presented their spring forecast, saying they expect moderate growth of about 0.8% this year, but the think tanks are a bit more upbeat about 2014, where the forecast growth to reach about 2%, provided the current eurozone debt crisis does not spiral out of control. >> the economic outlook is bright. it is been booming bavaria. the state boasts near full employment. businesses like this are wide. it is an engineering firm. residential -- residents are up, order books full. it provides a snapshot of the wider german economy. one of the country's leading think tanks believes it will keep on growing because there are tentative signs europe is on the mend. >> these figures reflect the diminishing uncertainty and the fact the markets are now calmer. >> the think tank's forecast is much more optimistic than the german government policy official estimate, and ultimately, there will be exporters who decide who gets it right and who gets it wrong. >> onto thursday's mar
the winners or losers on april 29. >> finance ministers of the g-20 economies are softening their line on austerity. had a policy meeting in washington, d.c., they have agreed to set -- not to set hard targets. the discussions were dominated by talk of the struggling eurozone were harsh austerity measures have failed to lift the region out of its economic troubles. the german finance minister defended berlin's demands that the eurozone's troubled economies continue to cut spending. german shares fell for a sixth day in a row. their longest losing streak since november 2011, that amid disappointing earnings statements from some of the nation's largest companies. our correspondence sent us this summary from frankfurt. >> in the first quarter 2013, the software company has not been able to reach its goals, especially because of a far weaker than expected business in asia. sales have been far under estimates, and investors have been disappointed. they dragged down s&p shares by more than 2.5%, making them the leading loser -- >> saying the by a little early from frankfurt. let's take a clo
have got your's -- europe's third-biggest economy facing problems. what is the likelihood that things will get worse still? >> it is tangible tonight if you are standing outside the parliamentary building. there are thousands gathered in protest. ofs is a country in the grip a serious depression. this economy, 35% of people between the ages and -- of 15 and 25 are out of work. -- thereno indication is many people who feel the political parties are completely detached from the problems of those living there. >> thank you. keeping us up-to-date on the turmoil over the latest italian politics. we go to the u.s.. people in the city of boston are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the arrest of the second suspect in monday's boston marathon bombings. investigators are waiting to interrogate dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is lying seriously injured in a boston hospital. the 19-year-old and his brother are believed to have killed three and wounded more than 170 others. the police are trying to work out what exactly their motive was. >> the spectacular manhunt came to an end here. police sur
was not working. >> that's a good point. you thought maybe stand above all of the other lesser economies and the news did start to tighten. >> i thought it was the most important article in the paper. maybe they're breaking ranks [ bell ringing ] >> and his own jack lou? >> hard to tell. >> they are geniuses. >> i took economics, and i couldn't wait how long they were. >> there's the bell. s&p at the top of the screen. state street global advisers and blackstone celebrating the recent launch of the spider, senior loan etf. the texas independent producers and the royalty owners association doing the honors. you cannot start this market day, jim, without talking about netflix. a 25% move is a big move even on that name. >> that was a big short position. there was not a lot of stock that was out there. it's a very tight flow. >> a lot of people kept thinking that this is the quarter where we find that the bulge in new subscribers wasn't happening and there are other people who immediately point out, look, the cash flow is not that good and the 36 analysts who cover the stock only six are re
weaker economies. and when you get the imf admitting that austerity isn't the way, and i don't disagree. if you didn't do reforms and you didn't do pro growth, all three ingredients needed to make a growth economic cake, i shudder to think what happens next. many suspect moody's may downgrade spain. >> with all of that said, stephen, how do you want to allocate capital right here? >> i think you need to look into equities. it's very interesting. look at the 1,000 and 2,000, large and small cap space, but also defensive versus dynamic, the rally we've seen has been very strong. it's had this very defensive tam boar tambor. it's like this sub tub city -- city constitution effect. global economics, look at the u.s. first. name by name basis. emerging markets. i would think global bonds. longer term investors, commodities from a valuations perspective look attractive. >> commodities? gold? >> not necessarily gold. >> oil? >> dr. copper. the valuations are beginning to pull in a little bit if you've got three to five years which maybe a lot f of people don't have. if you're a longer investor
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disappointing corporate from the u.s. here is growing that the world economy will slow down once again erie it collect -- will slow down once again. >> the dax was up nearly 0.25%. the euro stoxx 550 was also up. over in the u.s., the dow jones is trading at 14,572. that is a slight gain. the euro is trading at one dollar $.30 at the moment. -- $1.30 at the moment. >> still ahead, a tax scandal rocks the world. we will be back in a moment. corexit welcome back. a scandal that has rocked the football world in germany. the country is -- the country -- the most successful team is under fire. >> he used a swiss bank account to hide millions of euros from tax authorities. he turned himself in at the beginning of the year in a bid to avoid prosecution. >> he is a successful businessman and one of the best- known faces in german football. the allegations have tarnished his public image. >> i have to pay tax on everything i earn. i think the same rules should apply to everyone. the authorities should follow it up. >> we do not have the same opportunities as rich people to hide money from authoritie
plunging through that we could see fat -- further selling not only the u.s. as a global economy but a big energy report to heating oil prices of big loser reporting the lighter than expected demand for the distillates and that continues for out of five trading-- hitting the four month low crude prices falling as the u.s. output debts with the 20 year high. then that shows the commodity winners on the session and agriculture is very strong. a lot of this is seasonal demand the barbeque season begins also natural-gas is higher by about half a percent. cheryl: more breaking news to fox business that jones has downgraded the credit rating from the a-plus down to the a. the asian markets are closed but this could be a big meaningful to the down side for those german stocks. that begin jones has just downgraded germany. of course, bear the financial leaker -- peter with ngela marco and her come padres have been dictating to a the and that is not good news in we will be watching that. >> i view of a big story. >> eagan jones is not accrediting agencies. >> but it is germany. that is a big
of it has to do with, of course, concerns about the strength of europe's biggest economy, germany. let me just run into the purchasing manager's index, the pmi for the month of april. that came in at 47.9. i might point out that anything below 50 indicates a contraction for manufacturing, hence, the reason why people are quite so concerned. so the readings for germany came in at a four-month low. that's concerning because germany is supposed to be a locomotive of growth. it's managed to spirit off a recession. many are hoping this country will be able to drag the other troubled eurozone companies out of their predicament. the first time in five months there's strengthening. it's a similar picture for the rest of the eurozone. the rest of the eurozone tmi number came out identical to the german figures at a four-month low. there is a surprise rebound though for manufacturing in this country, in france. not some of the reasons why the kaka rant is up. it's the biggest gainer. we do have the french pmi at a four month high where as the german pmi was at a four month low. there was discord ab
western economies are not looking good at all and many of them are in contraction. so it's a bit of a mixed picture. we're not that certain. investors have money to allocate to right now go for gold and silver first before looking at other commodities, except, perhaps, natural gas equities and they're extremely trading, many of them trading well below book values. that's another dpesed opportunity. >> always good to have you on. martin hennecke, associate director at type. >>> shares of softbank after someone made a competing bid for sprint. but softbank remains determined says it is still the best on the table. fashuiko has the story for us from tokyo. >> hi, ross. dish may be giving them a run for their hone, but softbank is still confident of its $20 billion bid for strength. softbank said its choice to invest in sprint is superior to the offer made by dish. it expects to close the deal on july 1st with its original plan. softbank's $20 billion deal to acquire 70% of sprint reached agreement by the two companies in october and is now under review by the u.s. federal communicat
does, and he believes -- he actually says the economy is not bad for their customer base as you might think. in an environment like this malone cease cheap money and the ability to lever up cash flow-producing businesses and he will keep doing that and liberty global will be leveled high. you get to some high levels in terms of how much debt versus how much cash flow you have. nonetheless, that's a strategy and that continues to be one. >> use it. use it. use it. >> everyone always talks about how they've got to go overseas and then they pay too much. here's a guy who is going in and he's not paying too much. he is down substantially and any time you ever listen to a conference call, it's, like, woe is me, and here's a guy that says i'm taking advantage of it and that means to me that there will be a bottom because he's too smart to bet against them. >> we'll meet coat-directors of a documentary on bernie madoff said to premiere at new york's tribeca film festival. the dow is down 108, reversing what we got yesterday. back in a minute. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a
see in europe, a different picture, but an economy under pressure there. imf cut forecasts. there's a broad based selloff, 147 names of the s&p 500 with down arrows. the defensive names trying to squeeze out up arrow, but i wanted to look here at apple, a new low, new 52-week low. last september, $705. and now it's $403. selling off significantly, more than 40% from the september highs. latest report is from digi times about the report that ipad minis are not getting the orders or shipping the way they hoped origin thally. obviously, under pressure there for apple as well. back to you. dennis: thanks very much, nicole. rich edson has the latest at the white house with the suspicious packages in washington. rich? >> two senate aids told us messages they got from the u.s. capitol police department. there is one suspicious package in the atrium of the heart office building and suspicious envelope on the third floor of the senate building, and russell building, a suspicious envelope on the third floor. these are across the capitol building housing senate and committee staff. they are
that every day. we need jobs to get the economy going. >> steve: thanks for giving us the business today. >> that's what i do. every tuesday. >> steve: it is. thanks. meanwhile, a gun store offering a rifle give aways on facebook. its page mysteriously shut down. sounds like facebook is getting political, doesn't it? we'll talk about that. mike jarrett, see the interview that made them lose it on tv next hour. >> he is good looking. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. with the innovating and the transforming and the revolutionizing. it's enough to make you forget that you're flying five hundred miles an hour on a chair that just became a bed. you see, we're doing some changing of our own. ah, we can talk about it later. we're putting the wonder back into air travel, one innovation at a time. the new american is arriving. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think
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